Western philosopher Peter Singer's thoughts on healthcare rationing
by phil on Saturday Jul 18, 2009 8:28 PM
people who like good rhetoric, third way thinking
Really excellent article in the NYTimes. Lots of good quotes. This one in particular stood out to me:
When a Washington Post journalist asked Daniel Zemel, a Washington rabbi, what he thought about federal agencies putting a dollar value on human life, the rabbi cited a Jewish teaching explaining that if you put one human life on one side of a scale, and you put the rest of the world on the other side, the scale is balanced equally. Perhaps that is how those who resist health care rationing think.I posted some thoughts about the article and healthcare in general over on Curious Phil, one of a handful of new blogs that I'm experimenting with recently.